Tag: Forsaken

Then The Lord

Vance Havnerby Vance Havner

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Psalm 27:10

From childhood we like protection and security, someone to turn to. But loved ones fail us in one way or another. Death takes them, distance divides us, other circumstances render them unable to come to our aid. Some know the bitterness of being cast out or deserted by their own people. Precious as is the love and companionship and assistance of our dear ones, we had better not make that our main stay. We can be bereft of them in a moment and forsaken in tragic ways. Sometimes they remain, but because of infirmity cannot help us any more.

But when the choicest companions cannot walk with us, God says, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” It was a desolate man, forsaken of one he thought loved him, who penned out of his desperation, “O Love that wilt not let me go.” It is well to reckon on the possibility of utter bereavement, of being forsaken by those we hold dearest; but along with it we may count on the promise of never being forsaken by Him who is dearest of all. At the point of darkest human loneliness – then the Lord.

by Vance Havner

I Have Graven You on The Palms of My Hands

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Isaiah 49:16

Heaven and earth may be well astonished that rebels should obtain such a nearness to the heart of infinite love as to be written upon the palms of His hands. “I have graven you.” It does not say, “I have graven your name.” The name is there, but that is not all; “I have graven you!” See the fullness of this! I have graven your person, your temptations, your weaknesses, your wants, your works; I have graven you, everything about you, all that concerns you; I have put you altogether there. Will you ever say again that your God has forsaken you when He has graven you upon His own palms?

by Charles Spurgeon

HT Amazing Grace